Jeffrey Burt
Content posted in April 2018
Orangeworm Malware Burrows Into Healthcare Industry
Jeffrey Burt  
4/26/2018   4 comments
A group of cybercriminals, known collectively as Orangeworm, are using their own malware and a custom backdoor called Kwampirs in highly targeted attacks against healthcare organizations, according to Symantec.
Cyber Attacks Have Doubled, but Security Is Getting Better at Blocking Them
Jeffrey Burt  
4/20/2018   1 comment
In a survey, Accenture said the number of targeted attacks like ransomware and DDoS are growing, but organizations are getting better and faster at detecting them.
In Wake of Spectre & Meltdown, Intel Shifts Memory Scanning to GPU
Jeffrey Burt  
4/19/2018   3 comments
At the RSA Conference this week, Intel introduced several silicon-level security technologies, including moving memory scanning from the CPU to the GPU, as part of its larger 'security-first' strategy following the Spectre and Meltdown issues.
Ransomware: Still a Security Threat & Still Evolving
Jeffrey Burt  
4/17/2018   5 comments
While ransomware may have faded from the headlines a bit during the first four months of 2018, a bevy of reports from Verizon, Symantec and Webroot find that not only does it remain a top security threat, but it continues to evolve as well.
Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain Can Benefit IoT Security
Jeffrey Burt  
4/13/2018   7 comments
As the market for the Internet of Things grows, security concerns are increasing. However, a new study shows that blockchain technology can go beyond protecting cryptocurrency to help lock down IoT devices and sensors better than other methods.




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